Grilled Pears with Honey-Whipped Greek Yogurt and Toasted Almonds

by on November 28, 2011

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I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving last week! After a big feasting holiday lighter desserts like these Grilled Pears with Honey-Whipped Greek Yogurt and Toasted Almonds really start to appeal to me.

It seriously smells as if someone is stirring up some homemade caramel nearby when fresh pear halves begin to sear on a hot panini grill. I couldn’t wait to pull those hot pears off the grill and drop them into a martini glass with the cold Greek yogurt that I’d whipped with a little honey and vanilla. A sprinkling of toasted almonds and an extra drizzle of honey was all I needed to turn a simple set of ingredients into something a little special.

Grilled Pears with Honey-Whipped Greek Yogurt and Toasted Almonds

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Beth November 29, 2011 at 12:55 pm

What a terrific and speedy idea for a dessert! Everything in your recipe is a staple I already have in my house, and somehow it seems like a more special dessert than one more square of dark chocolate 🙂

thanks for sharing!
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2 Jeanette November 29, 2011 at 1:18 pm

This reminds me of poached pears, except grilled – what a fun idea and so pretty with the grill marks. A nice healthy dessert during this holiday season!
Jeanette´s last blog post ..Stir-Fried Thai Chicken with Basil and Peppers Recipe


3 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen November 29, 2011 at 2:39 pm

What a beautiful and elegant presentation, love those grill marks!


4 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. November 29, 2011 at 2:46 pm

this is right up my alley


5 cherylK November 29, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Mmmm…this looks SO good! And easy, too, which is an extra bonus.!
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6 Cooking Rookie November 29, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Wow, this is so elegant and pretty and must be healthy and delicious too! I am pinning in on Pinterest, and will try this recipe when I buy pears :-). Thanks for a wonderful recipe!
Cooking Rookie´s last blog post ..Chickpeas Feta Salad and Tahina


7 Kocinera November 29, 2011 at 4:22 pm

What a cool idea! I would’ve never thought of using a panini press to grill fruit. This looks like such a great winter dessert!
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8 Kelly Senyei November 30, 2011 at 8:31 am

These are absolutely stunning, Kathy! I love the simplicity (not to mention health factor) of this seasonal sweet. Thanks for sharing!
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9 Tine November 30, 2011 at 9:22 am

Love this!


10 naomi December 1, 2011 at 11:27 pm

I love how elegant and delicious this looks. The best part is its so fuss free and fast!
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11 Katie December 2, 2011 at 11:55 am

This is simply elegant! Love this idea for an early winter sweet treat.
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12 Andrea Meyers December 5, 2011 at 8:45 am

Those look so beautiful, what an elegant dessert.
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13 Mindy December 19, 2011 at 9:54 am

I always forget to use my panini press for “alternative” means! This looks absolutely delicious, and I think that my daughter would love to eat this for dessert! 🙂
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